After being questioned about an alleged feud with 50 Cent during an interview on The Breakfast Club, Onyx rapper Fredro Starr revealed that the two were involved in a physical altercation in the past. According to Fredro, the incident took place when 50 took a swing at him.
Additionally, the Onyx lyricist revealed that he hasn’t had any communication with 50 Cent since the altercation.
“The nigga tried to swing on me,” Fredro said. “You know what I’m saying? Some physical shit happened. So, we left it at that. I haven’t spoken to the nigga since and that’s what it is.”
Prior to speaking on 50 Cent, Fredro detailed Onyx’s early years. He says the group came together with help from Jam Master Jay who signed a deal with them two years after their first meeting.
When questioned about the group changing their sound at the start of their music career, the Onyx rapper attributed that change to those in the group changing as people.
“We met Jam Master Jay,” he said. “Rest in peace. The God. He put us on. We met him at a traffic jam. I think it was Jones Beach. And going from Jones Beach when you try to go home from Jones Beach it’s like a block party. Cause it’s like traffic. You can’t go nowhere. So, he was right next to us in a black van. I seen Jay smoking. I was like ‘Yo, can we smoke with you?’ He was like ‘Come in the van.’ When we came in the van we just vibed with him. And he’s like ‘Yo, take my number.’ Two years later we had a deal with him…We was into that House, Hip Hop. You know what I’m saying? So, when we first started—when we was 15 that’s how we transitioned from coming in the game. We was down with the Tribe Called Quest and the De La Soul. We was down with all that…Our style changed because we changed as people. We got harder.”
Fredro, who will soon battle fellow artist Keith Murray at MC War, also shared his thoughts on the recent Total Slaughter battle rap event.
“I thought it was Hollywood,” the rapper said. “You know, when you from Hollywood you know when something looks overproduced. You know, it looked overproduced. Dudes wearing makeup and all that…I think the grittiness is what I like. I like the—besides all the fighting and the violence in the battle cause I think battling, that’s what it’s for. So, you don’t have to fight. You know what I’m saying? So, it’s like it don’t make sense. But I like the grittiness of it.”
Fredro Starr Argues With Charlamagne Over Relationship With Brandy
Throughout the nearly 30-minute long video, Fredro exchanged heated words with The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne after the radio host brought up his past relations with singer Brandy. But towards the end of the interview, both Charlamagne and Fredro did settle their differences.
Also present during the interview was Sticky Fingaz who cleared up rumors that he was signed to the Dr. Dre-led Aftermath Entertainment.
“I was never on Aftermath. Nah, they didn’t have enough money for me. Universal paid more. But big up to Dre. That’s my nigga...But Universal bought my mom’s house. Fuck that,” Sticky Fingaz said.
The group’s interview this week comes months after they released their most recent studio album, Wakedafucup. The project received a 3.5 star rating from HipHopDX.
Onyx’s interview with The Breakfast Club can be found below.